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The family and friends of the Doche/Demers Family are raising money in support of daughter Aleyna, who is being treated for kidney cancer.

Dear Friends and Family,

Most of you have had the pleasure of being a part of Aleyna Doche's life in one form or another. Those of you who know her know that she is a beautiful, vibrant, smart, and feisty 6-yr old, and not to mention a complete BALL OF ENERGY! A few weeks ago, Aleyna just wasn't herself. She had a fever, abdominal pain, and was surprisingly lethargic. Her parents assumed that she had the flu (like most parents would), but took her to the pediatrician anyway. A few hours and lots of tests later, a large tumor was discovered on Aleyna's kidney. She was immediately admitted to the hospital, and shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Kidney Cancer. Wilm's Tumor is a rare form of children's cancer which affects less than 500 children in the US per year. Unfortunately, Aleyna was one of the unlucky ones.

Aleyna has recently undergone surgery to remove both the tumor and her right kidney, and we are all so impressed by this little girl's strength. Aleyna will now have to begin the difficult process of chemotherapy, which is expected to last approximately 6 months. As you can imagine, her parents and those who love her were (and are) absolutely terrified, and her mother, Roxanne, will be taking an indefinite, unpaid leave of absence from work to be there for their daughter and make this journey as easy as possible. Marc, Aleyna's father, will also continue to work from home as much as possible to be there with his family during this difficult time. In addition to focusing on Aleyna's treatment and recovery, Marc and Roxanne have another handful to take care of -their toddler Kyle.

While Roxanne and Marc have not asked for help, as friends and those who love them, we know that there are others like us who would love to help. This will give you a way to show your love and support from near or far. The medical bills coupled with Roxanne's loss of income over the next few months will be very difficult for their family - if you would be willing to help with your donations and your prayers, we know they would sincerely appreciate it.

Thanks so much, and God bless.
Trudi and Jennifer
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